Things to do for February 25, 2011

The Weekender

Oscars, Michael Jackson and BLT Dumplings

The weekend doesn’t value first-round draft picks either.

Friday
Introducing the BLT Dumpling
HOT POCKET

Introducing the BLT Dumpling

As per our previously arranged agreement, we’re honor bound to notify you anytime there’s breaking bacon news. Say, a brazenly fried dumpling of the stuff with warm lettuce and sun-dried tomato. It’s the kind of thing you’ll want with a pint. And with a pickle spear.

Available now, Columbus Tavern, 269 Columbus Ave, 212-873-9400

Going Through Michael Jackson’s Stuff
KING OF PROP

Going Through Michael Jackson’s Stuff

There’s surrealism. There’s abstract. And then there’s whatever artistic genre you want to classify the photo collection of Michael Jackson’s bequeathed personal belongings in. Come for the iconic pictures of studded white gloves and Wizard of Oz figurines. Stay for the complimentary moonwalking seminar.

Now through Apr 2, Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Foley Gallery, 548 W 28th St, 212-244-9081

Sunday
When Brunch Spot Meets Pawnshop
BUY/SELL

When Brunch Spot Meets Pawnshop

You’ve established several places for bottomless Bloodys and infinite dim sum. But when it comes to brunch spots where you’ll sit for steak and eggs and sell off Grandpa’s pocket watch... Well, before this weekend, they didn’t exist. At least not legally. And not with Cinnamon Apple Bacon Donuts.

A Black-Tie Oscar Party at Bobo
STATUESQUE

A Black-Tie Oscar Party at Bobo

If you had a complaint about the red carpet at last year’s Oscars, it was the lack of cocktails and canapés. So this Sunday you’ll stay local, throw on a white dinner jacket and take in the show with a properly themed feast. Leave room for 127 hors d’oeuvres.

Feb 27, 7pm-midnight, Bobo, 181 W 10th St, 212-488-2626

Tuesday
Imperial No. Nine Opens at the Mondrian
GO FISH

Imperial No. Nine Opens at the Mondrian

When a new seafood restaurant arrives on your turf, a full battery of tests is inevitable. And though we hate to presume, things like Large Raw Bar Plateau, Slow Cooked Octopus and the stewardship of a Top Chef alum bode well. Then again, you’ve always been biased towards shellfish tiers.

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